65. A Very Canadian Pot Scandal with Jesse Staniforth
Jesse Staniforth, Editor of WeedWeek Canada, updates Alex and Donnell on breaking Canadian stories. There is no lack of scandal: Cannabis giant Canopy Growth fired founder and CEO Bruce Linton and CannTrust, a major licensed producer, is estimated to lose C$350 Million for ignoring the law. New regulations limiting THC in edibles exacerbate the over-packaging crisis. The country continues to battle the illicit market which is now also available online and is known by the cool name "MOMS" (mail order marijuana sites). Plus, Alex and Donnell discuss Jay-Z's partnership with Caliva.
As with the rest of California, tensions over the illicit market are front and center in Santa Barbara County. Last week law enforcement officials in the coastal county seized enough untracked product that it took four days to gather it.
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Packaging that was compliant under the emergency rules, but isn’t compliant under permanent regulations, must be shipped to a licensed distributor before Monday.
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